The 5 Most Common Phone Scams And How To Avoid Them

While so many spams and scams these days concentrate on email and other online pursuits, some fraudsters are sticking to what they know best: the telephone. We've bundled up the five worst phone scams that are still doing the rounds, throwing in some solid tips to help you avoid the impact.1.

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    12/16/2014 - 5:17 am | View Link
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  • Police & senior care professionals team up to prevent fraud
    Most people think of the holiday season as a time of giving, but it's also the time of year when senior citizens can be targets of scams.
    12/17/2014 - 8:03 pm | View Link
  • PRINCETON: Police warn of recent money, IRS scams
    Princeton police are warning the public of recent reports of Green Dot MoneyPak scams targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country.
    12/17/2014 - 11:43 am | View Link
  • MERCER: Sheriff warns of fake IRS phone scam
    Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler has issued a warning to local residents and businesses regarding telephone scammers posing as Internal Revenue Service agents and Mercer County Sheriff’s Officers.
    12/17/2014 - 11:15 am | View Link
  • Release: Lake County Sheriff’s Office alerts public to holiday scams
    Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran would like to remind everyone that there are a number of “scams” being perpetrated against residents during this holiday season, according to a news release.
    12/16/2014 - 10:00 am | View Link
  • LPD Issues Phone Scam Alert
    (Lander) – With the number of phone scams going around, the Lander Police Department is offering some suggestions on how Continue reading
    12/10/2014 - 10:51 am | View Link
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BING NEWS:
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    The scams have gotten to the point where some describe the situation ... Crooks know that we all have a curiosity about who may be trying to call us. They count on the one-ring phone scam to pique that curiosity, hoping you will wonder who called you ...
    12/19/2014 - 6:51 am | View Link
  • Fake police officers, airport security thieves and the infamous 'baby toss': The most common travel scams revealed (and how you can avoid them)
    Whether it's a taxi driver attempting to overcharge your fare or an airport tag-team stealing belongings at security checkpoint, Cheapflights.co.uk has highlighted the seven most common travel scams - and ... a smuggled cell phone. For those taking ...
    12/19/2014 - 5:49 am | View Link
  • Phone scams getting more common, complex in North Jersey
    Police in North Jersey say at least four people were targets in the past 10 days of a so-called virtual kidnapping scam that federal authorities say has its roots in Mexico and has been a growing problem in Texas even as other scams have been spreading ...
    09/5/2014 - 8:43 pm | View Link
  • 6 common phone scams targeting seniors
    Here are the five most common types of fraud targeting seniors, along with a brief description of how they work: Grandparent scam: You get a phone call from someone posing as a grandchild who is supposedly out of town and in a desperate situation.
    06/28/2014 - 4:03 am | View Link
  • 5 common phone scams targeting seniors
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is urging the elderly to beware of phone scams. And many of these scams have gotten more sophisticated, with crooks using social media and the Internet to learn details about you, including family members' names ...
    06/25/2014 - 5:21 pm | View Link
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    12/22/2014 - 4:26 pm | View Website
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    12/22/2014 - 12:16 pm | View Website
  • snopes.com: Microsoft Impersonation Scam
    Microsoft does not make unsolicited phone calls to help you fix your computer In this scam cybercriminals call you and claim to be from Microsoft Tech Support.
    12/22/2014 - 12:01 pm | View Website
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    Tricks that con artists use to get people to send them money
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